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Treat Mom From Head To Toe This Mother's Day With The Gift Of Wellness »

April 17, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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Massage Envy Spa Honors Moms with Relaxation this Mother's Day, May 11th
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Finding that perfect "something" for Mother's Day can be a challenge. One thing is for sure - a day at the spa is something every mom deserves to help relax and de-stress. At Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, you can treat her to a full day of pampering from head to toe.
With a gift card to Massage Envy Spa, you can start mom on the path to wellness and have her customize her own "ME" day. We suggest beginning with a Swedish massage, which uses light to medium pressure that releases tension and heals aching joints. You can enhance the massage with one of four AromaTherapy blends, such as Lavender Garden or Mint & Rosemary, because mom will love the natural fragrant oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to help relieve stress...

Kiddie Academy® Adds Three New Educational Child Care Centers To Its System »

April 17, 2014 at 10:07AM PDT | Source: Kiddie Academy
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National Educational Child Care Company Expands Brand Presence in Illinois, New Jersey and Missouri
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Abingdon, MD – Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, has just opened its newest franchise locations in Naperville, Illinois; West Caldwell, New Jersey and O’Fallon, Missouri this month.
The company, founded in 1981, has been franchising since 1992. The three newest locations join 117 others in the system, totaling 120 academies in 23 states across the country. According to Greg White, vice president of franchise development, the Kiddie Academy team provides thorough support services to all of the academies within the system...

Nixon Peabody Taps Co-Leaders For Its National Labor & Employment Practice »

April 17, 2014 at 9:56AM PDT | Source: Nixon Peabody LLP

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Boston, MA – Stacie B. Collier and Eric Paley will lead Nixon Peabody's national Labor & Employment practice of more than 70 attorneys. The practice covers every angle of the workplace from complex ERISA matters to safety regulations to health care reform.
"The pace of employment law is astounding. Our clients are focused on attracting and retaining top talent, complying with new and more complex employment laws and regulations, and managing rapid advances in technology that are transforming the workplace," said Andrew I. Glincher, CEO and Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP. "Eric and Stacie are focused on the future of the workplace and will lead our team of attorneys in tracking evolving employment laws, market trends and technological advances to spot what's next for our clients...

SONIC Drive-In, One Of America’s Largest Restaurant Brands, Aims To Open One Thousand Locations Over The Next 10 Years »

April 17, 2014 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: Sonic Drive-In
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60 Years of Brand Success, a Robust Franchise Support System and Pent-Up Demand Signifies Aa Bright Future for The Iconic Brand
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY - With more than 60 years in the quick-service game and a robust presence in the South and Central Plains, SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, is making bold progress in its commitment to expanding across the United States primarily through coast-to-coast franchise development. The brand recently placed in the top six percent of franchise brands in the Entrepreneur 2014 Franchise 500, coming in as the third highest burger chain among all franchise brands reviewed, signifying a strong start to 2014. As a franchise-centric company offering substantial franchisee support services, a national advertising budget in excess of $100 million annually and brand differentiation impossible to duplicate, SONIC Drive-In is primed for expansion with a goal of one thousand new drive-ins in the next 10 years...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Launches Lifestyle Video Series »

April 17, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the launch of "Extraordinary AnglesSM," a new lifestyle video series showcasing unique properties and lifestyles from around the world.
The first four videos in the series focus on kitchens, wine cellars, oceanfront and ski properties, with additional planned. Each three to five minute "webisode" takes viewers on inspiring tours through some of the finest properties represented by the Sotheby's International Realty® brand in the world's most distinct locations. The series is available on the brand's website by going here:[http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/extraordinary-angles].
"Our research tells us that today's luxury consumer seeks a home that meets their unique lifestyle, so at the Sotheby's International Realty brand, we truly understand the important role lifestyle plays in the purchase of a property," said Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC...

Rainbow Station At Three Chopt Becomes First Preschool And School Age Recreation Program In The World To Achieve Leader In Me Lighthouse Status »

April 17, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Rainbow Station

FranklinCovey Honors Early Education Leader for Achievements as a Pioneer in the Industry
Glen Allen, Va. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - Rainbow Station, a leader in early childhood education, school age recreation and wellness, recently announced its Three Chopt school has achieved Lighthouse Status. Recognized as the first preschool and school age recreation program in the world to hold this position, Rainbow Station now joins a group of 70+ other education systems with this prestigious title. Spearheaded by FranklinCovey, the Leader In Me Lighthouse Status is focused on rewarding schools that have developed and maintained a strong leadership platform.
"It is an honor to be recognized as the first Lighthouse preschool in the world," said Gail Johnson, CEO and Founder of Rainbow Station...

Intelligent Office Announces New Location In Princeton, New Jersey »

April 17, 2014 at 8:59AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office, The

Princeton, N.J. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - Intelligent Office, a virtual office facility providing services for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors, has announced it has signed a lease on a new location in Princeton, New Jersey.
The opening of a location in Princeton, New Jersey means that the entrepreneurial ecosystem and professional community can tap into professional services and resources that allow for flexibility and mobility, giving people the ability to easily conduct business anytime, anywhere.
"With the high concentration of people that are critical thinkers in our area and the ongoing innovation that happens as a result of the University, Princeton is an ideal location for services and resources that are targeted specifically to entrepreneurs and professionals," said Tom Smith, President of Intelligent Office Princeton...

Derek Kirk Joins Hurricane Grill & Wings Executive Team »

April 17, 2014 at 8:51AM PDT | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, FLA – Franchise restaurant Hurricane Grill & Wing, announced today that Derek Kirk has joined the brand's executive team as Chief Marketing Officer. As Hurricane Grill & Wings continues to rapidly expand, Kirk will craft a unique and compelling brand position and marketing strategy for the tropical full-service brand known for its more than 35 flavors of sauces and rubs.
With more than 15 years of marketing experience in the restaurant industry, Kirk began his career with Darden Restaurants working in various roles on the Olive Garden and Smokey Bones brands. Most recently, he served as President of Bella Marketing Consulting and prior to that, interim Vice President of Marketing for Smokey Bones and Vice President of Marketing for Chevys Fresh Mex...

Denise Greene Joins EXIT Realty In Washington, DC »

April 17, 2014 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Washington, DC, District of Columbia (Grassroots Newswire) April 14, 2014 -- Denise Greene joined EXIT Elite Realty in Washington, DC.  "We're excited to welcome Denise to EXIT Realty," says Koy Banks, Broker/Owner of EXIT Elite Realty. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Denise each and every day."
Denise Greene moved to Washington, DC from Florida in 2010 and was immediately captivated by the city's charm and rich history. Prior to working with EXIT Elite Realty, she worked in public accounting in assurance services, both private and public sectors including contract work with the FDIC. Denise is a CPA, an avid runner, loves traveling and gives back to her community through her continuous work with the Junior League of Washington...

New Menchie's Store In Sterling Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

April 17, 2014 at 8:42AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // STERLING, VA – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Sterling located at 45591 Dulles Eastern Plaza, Suite 194 Sterling, VA 20166. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Sterling favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, April 26 to Friday, May 2, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.
"I knew the moment I visited a Menchie's location with my family that I wanted to open a unit in Sterling," said franchisee Danita Moore...

Slice Of Life: 7-Eleven® Launches 'Pizza For Life' Sweepstakes »

April 17, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

DALLAS - April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Here's a slice of life. Actually, make that the whole pizza pie. 7-Eleven, Inc. will give some lucky pizza-lover a lifetime of hot, cheesy pizza in the first-ever Pizza for Life Sweepstakes. The contest runs through Friday, May 16, which happens to be National Pizza Party Day.
Pizza for Life Sweepstakes entry forms are available on the 7-Eleven® smartphone app. The app is available for download via the App Store or Google Play. To enter, click on the "What's in Store" calendar tab, then the 'gimmepizza' icon and fill in name and email address on the pop-up entry form. Entrants must be at least 18 years old to participate and can enter once a day.
After the entry is completed, an option appears on screen to share the sweeps information on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #GIMMEPIZZA4LIFE...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Pooler Location »

April 17, 2014 at 8:35AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Restaurant Owner and Operator Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Pooler, GA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Pooler on April 9. Franchise owner Chris Brown and restaurant operator Davis Autry held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 9 to Sunday, April 13 to support the YMCA.
The new restaurant, located at 246 Pooler Parkway, circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the YMCA.
"I've been fortunate enough to have my cousin, Davis, by my side for many years as we have expanded the Jersey Mike's brand with 8 shops throughout the Southeast," said Brown...

New Owner Of Lenexa Sears Outlet Store »

April 17, 2014 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores

Local Retailer Hosts Grand Re-Opening Celebration April 17th Through the 20th With Discounts and Special Giveaways
LENEXA, Kansas - April 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) announces that the Sears Outlet Store located at 8540 Maurer Rd. in Lenexa, KS has a new owner, Tony Lutfi. To celebrate its grand re-opening, the Sears Outlet Store of Lenexa welcomes the local community to stop by April 17th through the 20th and enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store*, plus special giveaways.
The Lenexa location is one of ten Sears Outlet Stores Lutfi and his team own and operate, in addition to 17 Sears Home Appliance Showrooms and three Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores...

Franchise Kicks Off Anniversary Year With Bucket List Giveaway »

April 17, 2014 at 7:33AM PDT | Source: Quaker Steak & Lube

SHARON, Pa. - April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today a year-long celebration of the brand's 40th anniversary. The company is commemorating four smokin' hot decades with a national social media promotion, in-restaurant promotions, special menus and a limited edition "throwback" bottle of its popular sauce.
"We are growing aggressively in both new and existing markets while also achieving this incredible milestone of 40 years in business," said Megan Duniec, vice president of marketing, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "There is a lot to celebrate with our fans and franchise owners across the country, including the 50th anniversary of Buffalo Wings...

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Sets Up Shop In Coney Island »

April 17, 2014 at 7:27AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
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The fruit smoothie retailer opens its newest location at Luna Park, a New York amusement park in historic Coney Island.
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, CO - Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the popular fresh fruit smoothie and Hawaiian coffee company, announced the opening of its newest location at Luna Park in Coney Island. The seasonal tiki hut opened this week to greet the visitors that waited anxiously for the amusement park fun to begin.
The famous New York City attraction and home to The Cyclone, a historic Coney Island roller coaster, Luna Park is a perfect fit for the fun Hawaiian themed Maui Wowi concept. The company’s cool treats blend well with the outdoor, family friendly destination where franchise owner, Mitch York, is excited to draw in new customers...

Starwood Hotels' Innovative Aloft Brand Embraces The Creative Spirit At Moogfest 2014 »

April 17, 2014 at 7:19AM PDT | Source: aloft hotels

Aloft's Sponsorship at Moogfest Blends Art, Technology, Music and Design for the Next Generation Traveler
STAMFORD, Conn. - April 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced Aloft Hotels has partnered with Moogfest, The Synthesis of Technology, Art and Music Festival taking place April 23rd – 27th in Asheville, North Carolina. Aloft has redefined the traveler experience in a vibrant, innovative way with its design-led focus, live music programming and technology initiatives and is a key sponsor of the festival's New Media Art Exhibit.
"Aloft has a passion for innovation and shaping the guest experience through design-led initiatives that provide an atmosphere that fosters creativity and self-expression," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Aloft Hotels at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc...

Jersey Mike's Subs Raises $2.1 Million For Charities During Nationwide "Month Of Giving" »

April 17, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // MANASQUAN N.J. – Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, joined with its generous customers this March during the 4th Annual "Month of Giving" to raise an unprecedented $2.1 million for more than 100 different charities nationwide. For the total amount raised in your local market as well as a complete listing of participating restaurants and charities in your area, go to www.jerseymikes.com/mog.
"Our extraordinary customers, franchise owners, team members and charity partners have outdone themselves this year during our 4th Annual Month of Giving," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO. "We exceeded our goal and are grateful to everyone who helped make a difference in people's lives...

Starwood Hotels' Renowned Westin Brand Launches In The Wilmington Riverfront District »

April 17, 2014 at 6:41AM PDT | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

The Westin Wilmington Inspires Wellbeing in Ideal Location, Adjacent to the Chase Center on the Riverfront
STAMFORD, Conn. - April 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the opening of The Westin Wilmington, a newly constructed hotel at the heart of the city's revitalized Riverfront district. Owned by a joint venture between The Buccini/Pollin Group and Westport Capital, and managed by PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc., The Westin Wilmington is directly connected to The Chase Center on the Riverfront and features 180 spacious rooms, full-service dining at The River Rock Kitchen, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and function space. Guests will also enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown Wilmington skyline and the entire Delaware Valley...

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results Release Date, Webcast And Conference Call »

April 17, 2014 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW), today announced that it will report results for its fiscal first quarter ended March 29, 2014, on May 1, 2014 prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company will host its quarterly investor conference call to discuss the results at 9 a.m. ET on the same day.
The dial-in number for the live conference call is (201) 493-6780 (domestic and international). The access code is Build-A-Bear. The live Internet broadcast may be accessed at the Company's investor relations Web site, http://IR.buildabear.com. The call is expected to conclude by 10 a.m. ET.
Replays of the conference call will be available via the Internet and telephone...

Super 8 Offers Race Fans Chance At Ultimate Road Trip »

April 17, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Super 8

Signs as Official Hotel Partner of Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 Sprint Cup Series Race Team
PARSIPPANY, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 17, 2014) - Celebrating its continuing role as the official hotel partner of Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 Sprint Cup Series Race Team, the Super 8® hotel brand has kicked off its "Follow the Sign 2 Adventure Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes," giving race fans across the country the chance to win one of hundreds of weekly and monthly prizes, including a custom-designed, all-expenses paid road trip to anywhere in the U.S.
Hosted at www.super8motorsports.com, the official home of Super 8 racing, the sweepstakes and instant win game are available through November 16, 2014 and available exclusively to members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join loyalty program of Super 8 hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group...



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